'Solitude' - a girl looking out of her bedroom window during the Covid-19 lockdown

5 Apr 2020
Friern Road, Dulwich, Southwark, Greater London Authority
Photograph (Digital)
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The Picturing Lockdown Collection was created during April and May 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. During seven days the public were asked to submit photographs that they felt best represented their experiences of lockdown in England, and from these submissions one hundred representing all the different geographic regions were chosen to be archived with Historic England. Alongside these images, ten artists were commissioned to produce their own images over the course of five days, representing their lockdown experience. These were supplemented with images by Historic England’s own photographers. Together, the Picturing Lockdown collection forms a permanent visual record of this unusual time in history.

This photograph is one of the one hundred images taken by the public, and was chosen by the artist Polly Braden to represent the Central London region. It was taken at 16.22 on 28th April 2020. The photographer wrote the following text to explain how the image documents their experience of lockdown: "It shows one of the endless emotions (that emotion being solitude/loneliness) we undergo because we have had to endure being at home for so long, and as much as being at home can be relaxing it is also a breeding ground for negative thoughts and amplified depression and anxiety due to the lack of distractions and support (such as family and friends) around you."


This is part of the Sub Series: HEC01/036/01 Picturing Lockdown Collection - Public Submissions; within the Series: HEC01/036 Picturing Lockdown Collection; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


© Mya Scott

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Photographer: Scott, Mya


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